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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 11 > Jan 17 1955

A county must levy a tax under RCW 36.62.090, for hospital purposes, but in doing so may not exceed the eight mill limitation imposed under RCW 84.52.050.

AGO 1955 NO. 39 > Mar 10 1955

A county may maintain and operate a nursing home, and for such purpose may make appropriations and levy taxes therefor.A county may maintain and operate a nursing home, and where it does shall make budget provisions and levy taxes therefor and is authorized to make emergency expenditures where subsequent to the adoption of the budget the state fire marshal, pursuant to statutory authority, ordered repairs or improvements necessary for its continued operation which could not reasonably have been foreseen at time of making the budget.

AGO 1949 NO. 153 > Nov 3 1949

A township having a population of less than five thousand inhabitants is not empowered to levy property taxes at a rate in excess of two mills, even when so authorized by a vote of its electors.